SCALEXIO Ethernet Boards

Additional Ethernet ports for SCALEXIO systems

The SCALEXIO Ethernet boards provide additional Ethernet interfaces to the SCALEXIO Processing Unit, the SCALEXIO LabBox or the SCALEXIO AutoBox. Boards that offer native BroadR-Reach support and an integrated Ethernet switch are available for both platforms, and they can be configured via modules.

Native 100/1000Base-T1 Support

The DS6333-PE/-CS Automotive Ethernet Board and the DS6335-CS Ethernet Board provide five additional Ethernet ports for a SCALEXIO system. Four of these ports can be configured for automotive or standard Ethernet communication, depending on the modules used. The fifth port always provides a standard Ethernet connection and is ideal for monitoring or for cascading two switches. The boards support applications such as ECU interfacing and simulator coupling, and enable you to configure a system as a simulation node in an Ethernet SOME/IP (scalable service-oriented middleware over IP) network. The cost-effective DS6335-CS is dedicated for use cases such as simulator coupling and ECU interfacing and does not include SOME/IP support.

Key Benefits

  •  4 ports can be configured for standard Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbit/s) and automotive Ethernet (100/1000 Mbit/s)
  • 1 additional port (e.g., for data mirroring or cascading)
  • Integrated managed Ethernet switch
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet controllers 

Standard Ethernet Support up to 10 GBit/s

The DS6331-PE Ethernet Board and the DS6334-PE Ethernet Board provide four additional Ethernet ports for the SCALEXIO Processing Unit. They support applications which do not require automotive Ethernet connections or an Ethernet switch. The DS6335-CS is a cost-effective board for projects without a requirement for SOME/IP communication, such as bypassing and simulator coupling. If service-oriented communication (SOME/IP) has to be configured with the dSPACE Ethernet Configuration Package, the DS6331-PE is the right choice.
For use cases that require a higher bandwith, dSPACE provides the DS6336-PE and DS6336-CS Ethernet boards. These boards offer two ports with separate controllers. Each port can be used with the following data rates: 100 MBit/s, 1 GBit/s, 2.5 GBit/s, 5 GBit/s, and 10 GBit/s. These data rates enable you to use ECUs with multi-gigabit interfaces by means of a media converter.

Key Benefits

  • Optimized boards tailored for different applications
  • 2 to 4 ports providing data rates from 10 MBit/s to 10 GBit/s standard Ethernet
  • No switch, enabling fast and direct Ethernet traffic

BroadR-Reach, 100Base-T1, and 1000Base-T1

100Base-T1 is a 100 Mbit/s Ethernet interface developed for automotive use cases. It operates with one unshielded or shielded twisted pair of wires. 100Base-T1 is based on BroadR-Reach and has been standardized by the IEEE 802.3bw working group. The 1000Base-T1 standard is similar to 100Base-T1 but supports a data transfer of 1 Gbit/s over one twisted pair of wires.

The SCALEXIO Ethernet boards cover a wide range of use cases regarding communication tasks.

  ECU Interfacing Simulator Coupling Support of Custom Protocols ECU communication with SOME/IP Ethernet analysis and monitoring
DS6331-PE Ethernet Board Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DS6333-CS/PE Automotive Ethernet Board Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DS6334-PE Ethernet Board Yes Yes Yes No Yes
DS6335-CS Ethernet Yes Yes Yes No Yes
DS6336-CS/PE Ethernet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Which boards can be used with which platform?

  • SCALEXIO Processing Unit: Boards with the marking “PE” can be used with the SCALEXIO Processing Unit
    • DS6331-PE Ethernet Board
    • DS6333-PE Automotive Ethernet Board
    • DS6334-PE Ethernet Board
    • DS6336-PE Ethernet Board
  • SCALEXIO LabBox and SCALEXIO AutoBox: Boards with the marking “CS” can be used with the SCALEXIO LabBox and SCALEXIO AutoBox
    • DS6333-CS Automotive Ethernet Board
    • DS6335-CS Ethernet Board
    • DS6336-CS Ethernet Board

  DS6331-PE Ethernet Board DS6333-PE Automotive Ethernet Board DS6333-CS Automotive Ethernet Board DS6334-PE Ethernet Board DS6335-CS Ethernet Board DS6336-PE Ethernet DS6336-CS Ethernet
Automotive Ethernet Ports
(100/1000 Mbit/s)
5 in total (4 configurable ports, 1 standard Ethernet) 5 in total (4 configurable ports, 1 standard Ethernet) 5 in total (4 configurable ports, 1 standard Ethernet)
Standard Ethernet Ports
(10/100/1000 Mbit/s)
4 5 in total (4 configurable ports, 1 standard Ethernet) 5 in total (4 configurable ports, 1 standard Ethernet) 4 5 in total (4 configurable ports, 1 standard Ethernet)
Standard Ethernet Ports
(100 Mbit/s - 10 GBit/s)
2 2
Ethernet switch
Controllers 4 4 4 4 4 2 2
Use cases
ECU interfacing
Simulator coupling
Custom protocols
ECU communication with SOME/IP
Ethernet analysis and monitoring
Platform
SCALEXIO Processing Unit  
SCALEXIO LabBox
SCALEXIO AutoBox

Extensions for Ethernet Boards

The dSPACE SCALEXIO Ethernet boards can be divided into two groups: fixed Ethernet boards with a defined set of features and modular Ethernet boards that can be extended by adding one or more modules.

  • Fixed Ethernet boards: DS6331-PE Ethernet Board, DS6334-PE Ethernet Board, DS6336-CS Ethernet Board, and DS6336-PE Ethernet Board
  • Modular Ethernet boards: DS6333-CS Automotive Ethernet Board, DS6333-PE Automotive Ethernet Board, and DS6335-CS Ethernet Board

A range of modules is available for the modular Ethernet boards. Each module provides two channels:

  • DS6330M1 Automotive Ethernet Module for automotive Ethernet (100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1)
  • DS6330M2 Ethernet Module for different standard Ethernet speed rates from 10 to 1000 Mbit/s
  • DS6330M3 Automotive Ethernet Module for 10 MBit/s automotive Ethernet (10BASE-T1S)
  • DS6330M4 Automotive Ethernet Module for automotive Ethernet (100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1) with hardware MACsec support

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